Contributed by Seth A. White
Car and motorcycle accidents happen far too often on the roadways. Indeed, they happen so often that every state requires individuals to carry car insurance to drive legally on their roadways. Most people associate car and motorcycle accidents with two or more vehicles, usually with one vehicle being the cause of the accident. However, there are numerous accidents happening every day where only one vehicle is involved.
Indeed, statistics published in a 2015 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that approximately fifty-five (55%) percent of motor vehicle deaths, nationwide, involve single-vehicle accidents. However, because these types of accidents only involve one vehicle, many people mistakenly believe that the driver was the cause of the collision.
It is unfortunate, but often, vehicles are sold to the public with manufacturing defects. These defects can create many problems which can cause a single vehicle accident. These defects can range widely, from something as simple as a braking defect to improperly designed airbags. When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, these types of defects can be the determining factor in whether a person lives or dies.
The common presence of motor vehicle defects makes it so important that you contact an attorney if you or a loved one is involved in a single vehicle accident. An attorney with the proper experience will know how to preserve the evidence of the crash, and in addition, be able to make a determination as to whether a manufacturing defect may be the cause of the wreck itself or the cause of any injuries suffered.
If you, or someone you know, has been involved in a single vehicle car accident, the attorneys at our firm are skilled and experienced in handling those types of claims. Do not hesitate to call our office for a free consultation at 479-621-0006.